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Suggestions for open wound care after Breast reduction surgery?

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In brief: Yes first find out

how your surgeon wants to treat.
Of course most of these wounds will heal with time as most of them are superficial . First control if you have metabolic problems like diabetes etc , keep the wound clean by irrigating with saline , clean dressing , wear braw not let wound separate, Eat good balanced diet and will heal

In brief: Yes first find out

how your surgeon wants to treat.
Of course most of these wounds will heal with time as most of them are superficial . First control if you have metabolic problems like diabetes etc , keep the wound clean by irrigating with saline , clean dressing , wear braw not let wound separate, Eat good balanced diet and will heal
Dr. Addagada Rao
Dr. Addagada Rao
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2 comments
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Always follow the operative surgeon's post op treatment protocols. Each of us have differing outlooks on this care.
Dr. Christopher Marek
Absolutely agree.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Need to go see your

surgeon.
It all depends on what is going on. only the surgeon can determine what is needed by looking at the wound. Keep it clean and covered.

In brief: Need to go see your

surgeon.
It all depends on what is going on. only the surgeon can determine what is needed by looking at the wound. Keep it clean and covered.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Dr. Robert Dorsey
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Dr. Christopher Marek
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Open wounds

Open wounds or slower healing areas after breast reduction are not uncommon, especially in larger reductions or smokers.
It is frustrating. Usually it is a result of poor blood supply to the particular area, commonly underneath the breast. Because there is decrease blood flow to the area it can take several weeks to heal. Scabbed areas usually are better dry, open areas dressing changes.

In brief: Open wounds

Open wounds or slower healing areas after breast reduction are not uncommon, especially in larger reductions or smokers.
It is frustrating. Usually it is a result of poor blood supply to the particular area, commonly underneath the breast. Because there is decrease blood flow to the area it can take several weeks to heal. Scabbed areas usually are better dry, open areas dressing changes.
Dr. Christopher Marek
Dr. Christopher Marek
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